Democratic Leader Calls Illinois Budget a Crisis

The governor and state lawmakers will be back in Springfield on Monday.

A new General Assembly is about to be sworn in, but before that, the outgoing class of legislators still have a few days to finish up its remaining business.

Could a budget pass in that so-called lame duck session? And are Democrats any more willing to work with the governor?

Amanda Vinicky caught up with a leading Democrat and brings us the latest.


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